Woody Allen and Amazon end legal battle

Woody Allen and Amazon end legal battle

Woody Allen has ended his $68 million lawsuit against Amazon.com Inc for backing out of a four-picture production and distribution agreement and refusing to distribute a film he had finished. In accordance to Wide range, attorneys for each functions submitted joint dismissal notices on Friday night.

Allen's rebuttal is that Amazon knew about all of these details when entering into business with him. His daughter, Dylan Farrow, has claimed she was raped by Allen at the age of 7.

Attorney Robert Klieger told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in April that Allen, 83, breached his contract when he made "public comments that at a minimum were insensitive to the #MeToo movement". The filmmaker had sued Amazon in February after the online giant ended his contract without ever releasing a completed film, "A Rainy Day in NY".

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Allen filed suit in February, alleging that Amazon had unilaterally backed out of the deal due to a "25-year-old baseless allegation".

He said: "You don't want it to lead to a witch-hunt atmosphere, a Salem atmosphere, where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself". "Allen's actions and their cascading consequences ensured that Amazon could in no way perhaps obtain the advantage of its four-photo settlement".

Allen's company, Gravier Productions, managed to get an worldwide release for "A Rainy Day in New York" this fall, and it has so far grossed $11.5 million in theaters around the globe. It has grossed $11.5 million in theaters around the globe.

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